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Singapore University To Offer Asia Pacific’s First Alt Protein Course

4 Mins Read Asia’s first-ever alternative protein university course has landed in Singapore. For the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year starting in August, undergraduate students at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will be able to join a new course dedicated to exploring novel meat alternatives.  NTU will launch Asia’s first alternative protein university course, starting in August when the new […]

Singapore-Based TurtleTree Announces Cell-Based Human Lactoferrin As First Commercial Product

4 Mins Read Singapore and U.S.-based food tech TurtleTree will be launching human lactoferrin as its first cell-based commercial product. Until now, lactoferrin has been derived from cow’s milk and is used in infant milk formulas for its immunity-boosting properties, as well as in performance nutrition and medical applications. TurtleTree is now gearing up to bring to market […]

Quorn Owner Monde Nissin Goes Public & Plans Global Alt Protein Expansion

3 Mins Read Quorn’s parent company Monde Nissin has made its debut on the Philippine Stock Exchange, raising a total of ₱48.6 billion pesos (US$1.02 billion), marking the country’s biggest IPO. The proceeds will go towards fuelling the Manila-headquartered corporation’s plan to bring its meatless brand Quorn to more international markets and solidify its position in the plant-based […]

SGProtein Partners With Bühler For Singapore’s First Plant-Based Meat Contract Production Facility

3 Mins Read Singapore’s first contract manufacturing facility dedicated to plant-based foods, SGProtein, has announced an agreement with Bühler Group to build its new production line in the city-state. Slated to operate by Q4 this year, the facility will boast an initial capacity of 3,000 tons of plant-based meat annually and is expected to help Singapore become a […]

Manila Agritech Fortuna Cools Bags Funding For Plastic-Free Upcycled Coconut Coolers

3 Mins Read Fortuna Cools, a Philippines-based agritech startup making sustainable coolers out of coconut fibre, has closed its round of seed funding. The company is backed by ADB Ventures, the impact investment arm of Asian Development Bank, and will be using the funds to ramp up production of its biodegradable plastic-free alternative to traditional styrofoam containers.  Manila-headquartered […]

ChickP Opens Singapore Office To Expand ‘Booming’ Asian Plant-Based Market

3 Mins Read ChickP, the Israeli food tech behind the world’s first 90% chickpea protein isolate made with its patented technology, has announced its expansion into Asia-Pacific markets with a newly established office in Singapore. The startup’s move comes in response to “booming demand” in the region and to solve pandemic-related logistical bottlenecks for the firm’s Asia-based clients […]

A*STAR & Pinduoduo Announce First Asia-Based Research On Human Health Impact Of Plant-Based Protein

4 Mins Read A new research collaboration has formed between Chinese agri-food tech firm Pinduoduo and the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), part of the government’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The joint study will focus specifically on the impact of novel plant-based meat on human health with quantifiable data comparing the nutritional […]

Gaming Lifestyle Co Razer’s New Green Fund Makes First Investment Into Plastic-Free Toilet Paper Startup Bambooloo

5 Mins Read Razer, a billion-dollar global lifestyle brand for gamers, recently launched a new US$50 million Razer Green Fund and its very first green investment is in Bambooloo, a Singapore-based zero waste home goods brand focused on greening toilet paper. As part of its plan to support sustainable startups, Singaporean-American tech firm Razer has launched a green […]

Singapore Food Tech Next Gen Brings TiNDLE Plant-Based Chicken To Hong Kong, Macau & Kuala Lumpur

4 Mins Read Singapore food tech Next Gen is bringing its plant-based chicken brand Tindle into new markets, launching in Hong Kong, Macau and Kuala Lumpur simultaneously next month. Partnering with distributor Classic Fine Foods, Tindle will make its way into restaurant menus across the three Asian cities as plant-based demand across the region continues to grow.  Next […]

Impossible Burger To Roll Out Across 300+ 7-Eleven Singapore Locations, Marking First Convenience Store Debut In Asia

4 Mins Read From May 26, the award-winning bleeding plant-based Impossible Deluxe Burger will make its convenience store debut in Asia at over 300 locations of 7-Eleven stores in Singapore as a ready-to-eat meal available under S$6 (approx. US$4.50). Working with leading Asian food and retail conglomerate the Dairy Farm Group, which manages 7-Eleven in Singapore, Hong Kong, […]

GOOD MEAT: Eat Just’s Cultivated Meat Division Raises US$170M, As Famed Singapore Restaurant Replaces All Chicken With Cultured Version

3 Mins Read In another record-breaking turn, Eat Just, the San Francisco-based food tech company whose plant-based mung bean alternative has sold 100 million vegan eggs across the globe including in mainland China, where it just debuted a JUST egg version of jianbing pancakes with street vendors in Shanghai, has just closed a US$170 million round for its […]

MEAT ZERO: Thai AgFood Giant Looks To Build Leading Global Alt Meat Brand Within 5 Years

4 Mins Read Bangkok-based Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) has launched a new plant-based meat brand dubbed“MEAT ZERO” with products the company claims feel, taste and look like traditional meat thanks to the help of its “Plant-tec” innovation, and plans on being among the world’s leading three alternative meat brands over the next 3-5 years. Last year, Thailand’s largest […]

FedEx Philippines Joins The Plastic Flamingo To Transform Its Waste & Tackle Marine Pollution In The Region

3 Mins Read Shipping service FedEx Philippines recently announced that it is partnering with social enterprise The Plastic Flamingo to ethically dispose of its plastic waste, tackle marine plastic pollution and support a circular economy in the region. The Philippines is one of the top contributors to global ocean plastic pollution, along with other fellow ASEAN countries like […]

Singapore Manufacturer OsomeFood Says It Has Created The World’s First Plant-Based Hard-Boiled Egg

3 Mins Read Food manufacturer OsomeFood has debuted what it claims to be the world’s first nutrition-focused and plant-based hard-boiled egg, in an effort to provide consumers superfoods without the need of harming animals or compromising on health immunity benefits. Advocating the use of whole-food plant-based ingredients with quality protein that provide antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory, Singapore-based OsomeFood […]

Mei Jiang Launches Thailand’s First Chinese Plant-Based Fine Dining Experience

5 Mins Read Mei Jiang, the fine dining Chinese restaurant at The Peninsula Bangkok, has relaunched with a brand new exclusive plant-based culinary experience. Helmed by executive chef Stefan Leitner, the restaurant will open its doors, offering only one dinner reservation per night and serving a nine-course, plant-based Chinese tasting menu – the first of its kind in […]